The UK has many incredible destinations that are great ways for us to relax and unwind. Let us inspire you to make your next vacation a domestic one.
Luxury Holidays in the UK
Recent years have seen a surge in UK staycations. People are at last realising the treasures that await the domestic tourist awaiting them on these shores.
Whether you wish to discover Britain’s long coastline, explore one of the many national parks, or unearth the UK’s rich and varied culture the opportunities for the UK visitor are endless.
This culture stretches back to the ancient remains, such as Stonehenge, that are littered around the country, through the many Roman cities, such as Bath, Chester and York, to more modern classics, including the capital cities of London and Edinburgh. Many stately homes, castles and ruins are run by the National Trust and English Heritage ensuring that the country’s treasure are preserved and open to the public.
In many towns, museums and galleries are free for public access, and the recent growth in bespoke city tours, often led by history buffs, allows people to discover the local culture in a way that is far removed than the staid formula of yesteryear.
A more contemporary approach also applies to the UK’s food and drink industry. The emergence of gastro pubs, craft beer and gin distilleries, fuelled by the country’s obsession with TV chef celebrities has changed the hospitality industry throughout the country. Now, the UK has a cuisine to rival that of across the Channel, but with a youthful dynamism that ensures it will continue to flourish well into the century.
Away from the urban areas, the UK has an amazing, wide array of landscapes as evidenced by the diverse national parks and long coastline. Many people are now returning to nature in their choice of vacation, travelling in an environmentally-friendly manner across the country, glamping, cycling, forest bathing, wild swimming, meditating or simply rambling through the wonderful inviting countryside. The UK really is a treasure waiting to be explored on your doorstep.
Our favourite UK Stays
Indulge in comfort with your family or friends with a UK staycation. Here is a selection of our most popular places to stay. This sample of villas and hotels is provided to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have a place in mind, we would love to help tailor make your dream holiday.
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Nestled within 97 acres of magnificent landscaped parkland, Clowance is the perfect choice for those who wish to relax and unwind in a tranquil setting and it was awarded Made for Mums bronze award for family-friendly holidays.
Well-positioned to explore the delights of the surrounding area and only 20 minutes from both North and South coasts. An unforgettable holiday experience that you will want to enjoy all year round.
Coworth Park, Ascot
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Coworth Park offers idyllic relaxation in many guises, from a rural detox to an indulgent, romantic escape. Here you’ll find an experience to refresh every sense within a welcoming oasis of calm.
Why not enjoy an unmissable festive break with dining events, games and foodie activities to get the whole family into the spirit of Christmas. The picturesque grounds and cosy setting make it the ultimate country retreat.
The Soho Hotel, London
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This trendy hotel although on a lovely quiet street is surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants, bars and vibrant cafes, the perfect location to enjoy the city at Christmas with its twinkling lights and shopping galore. As well as the popular Christmas film showings at their in-house cinema!
It is surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and most exciting theatre and nightlife.
Places to visit in UK
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The UK is much like Dr Who’s famed Tardis, the space inside is far larger than at first appears. While major cities, such as London and Edinburgh have a plethora of cultural and culinary attractions, the further you steal yourself away from them the greater the freedom you will discover.
Whether it is sailing or surfing off the coast in Cornwall and Devon in the far Southwest of the country, or wild swimming and glamping in the forest of Scotland, or hiding away on the remote Scottish islands in the Hebrides and Shetland, you are bound to return from your UK staycation revitalised, reinvigorated and reborn.
Make it a Christmas to remember.
The festive season is traditionally one where many people elect to go abroad to explore sun soaked beaches or hit the slopes to ski. However, now there is a tendency for people to celebrate their Christmas break in the UK. The traditional Christmas markets across the land, especially at Winchester and Beverley are wonderful places to explore and purchase local produce while sipping mulled wine. If you wish to get away from it all, then why not head to the four corners of the UK where you will discover affordable space outside of the peak holiday season, as well as a ruggedness that typifies the British countryside in winter. Alternatively, work off those excess Christmas calories, or discover a sense of calm after tip-toing through eggshells on your family Christmas, by taking a wellness break in the short gap between Christmas and New Year. Make this Christmas one to remember.
The wellness, spa and leisure sector in the UK has seen a surge in recent years. From meditation retreats to spa breaks there are numerous opportunities awaiting a UK public that is increasingly concerned with its own well-being, both mentally and physically. Often these mini-breaks are located in ornate stately homes steeped in history, or in bewitching locations, allowing you to become fully enriched on your wellness mini-break.
Add on extra excursions to your UK break to make it more memorable.
As with wellness, the transformation of the UK’s food and beverage industry has been quite astonishing over the last decade. The nation is no longer a laughing stock across the continent, with young UK chefs demonstration a vibrancy which is nothing short of sensational. People are increasingly deciding where to take their UK vacation based upon the number of rosettes the hotel’s restaurant or chef possesses. Local wine tastings, visits to food markets and gin tasting are becoming the norm rather than the rule, as UK’s holidaymakers are beginning to discover the culinary treats they can savour on their shores.